Could Breakfast Make Seniors Stronger?

Muscle strength dwindles as we get older—that’s why eating meals packed with protein is so important. While people tend to include some source of protein (whether vegetable or meat) in their lunch and dinner meals, what about breakfast? A new study shows that having protein for breakfast is the best way for senior citizens to

Midlife Crisis vs Midlife Transition

It’s common for a middle-aged American to experience a midlife crisis, but this chapter in their lives doesn’t have to be a breaking point. With Mindful direction, a midlife “crisis” could be an opportunity for growth. The term “midlife crisis” was first coined in 1965 by psychoanalyst, Elliot Jacques. It’s defined as a time in

4 Brainpower Tips

Eating the right foods and participating in playful activities have been proven to boost your brain power. Now there are many apps (for cell phones and tablets) that can do the same. The National Institute of Aging and the National Institute of Nursing Research funded the ACTIVE study. They tested the efficiency of mental exercises

Mindful Alzheimer’s Tips

You can preserve your mental health by reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. And there are many Mindful tips that can help you do just that. Alzheimer’s disease is “a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior.” It is the most common form of dementia, and it’s also a progressive disease

Retire the Right Way

Everyone retires, but not everyone is emotional or financially prepared. According to a 2011 AARP survey, 43 percent of older Americans said they were ready to retire and 41 percent said that they were not. Here are Mindful tips to help ease your stress while planning for retirement: Financial fears. Many Americans put off retirement

Serenity Slows Aging

Serenity is the opposite of stress. Learn a few simple practices that scientific research has proved lowers blood pressure, lowers your heart rate, gives you an immune boost and reduces the stress hormones in your body. These practices also help your body produce calming healing hormones that de-stress the mind and body. A short meditation.

Exercise Gives You Life

Research tells us exercise produces relaxing hormones such as endorphins, in the body, which reduces stress. Exercising decreases your risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, insomnia, Alzheimers, obesity, depression, and stress disorders. Science tells us exercise lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, gets more oxygen to the brain, causes endorphins to be released and has

More Happy Aging Quotes

When you’re feeling down or blue, the wise words from a motivational figure or personal hero can truly turn things around for you. Last month, we featured three Mindful quotes from George Sand, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Betty Friedan. Listed below are three more inspirational quotes about aging. 3 More Mindful Quotes on Aging with

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